Lying With Strangers

Lying With Strangers

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by James Grippando
     
 

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A first-year resident at a major Boston children's hospital, Peyton Shields finally has the career she's always dreamed of, even though her marriage to Kevin, an up-and-coming young lawyer, is suffering from her hard work and impossibly long hours. But a late-night drive home in a heavy snowstorm changes everything when she is forced off the road and she loses

Overview

A first-year resident at a major Boston children's hospital, Peyton Shields finally has the career she's always dreamed of, even though her marriage to Kevin, an up-and-coming young lawyer, is suffering from her hard work and impossibly long hours. But a late-night drive home in a heavy snowstorm changes everything when she is forced off the road and she loses something precious and irreplaceable.

No one, not even Kevin, believes Peyton's claims that the "accident" was deliberate. Suddenly her wonderful life has turned dark and uncertain, and the terror has only just begun. Her husband is growing inexplicably distant and bitter, accusing her of paranoia, betrayal, and infidelity. And a series of bizarre and frightening events is moving Peyton steadily closer to a faceless, resourceful enemy who is watching her every move.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062088024
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
301,594
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and now serves as counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he’s a dog.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Coral Gables, Florida
Date of Birth:
January 27, 1958
Place of Birth:
Waukegan, Illinois
Education:
B.A. with High Honors, University of Florida, 1980; J.D. with Honors, University of Florida, 1982
Website:
http://www.jamesgrippando.com

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Lying with Strangers 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed "Lying With Strangers."  I hope to see more books like this from Mr. Grippando. The book provided enough plot twists to make me wonder if somehow the husband & wife characters were involved in trying to do harm to one another without an ending that didn't match up with the rest of the book. I would highly reccommend it for anyone into psychological suspense and/or legal thrillers.
poncho51 More than 1 year ago
Another good Grippando story. Lots of hints to lead you in the wrong direction. A surprise climax and ending. Book "title" near the end so look for it! Be sure to read Acknowledgments at the end of the publication.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story itself was very good...creative topic (haven't read a fiction story about this before). The one thing I couldn't get past was the editing. Sometimes the font was one size and sometimes it was another (and it wasn't intentional). Also the line spacing was off in some places and there were glaring typos in a few spots. That is what made this book hard to read, literally!
yum More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book the whole time I was reading it. It was gripping and kept you wanting to turn the page. I loved the characters and how Grippando portrayed them. By the end of the book it felt as if you knew the characters personally.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The head pediatric physician at Boston's Children's Hospital Dr. Peyton Shields and her lawyer husband Kevin Stokes appear to live the American dream to the fullest as they love their respective work and each other. However underneath their seemingly perfect life together, neither trusts the other to remain faithful as he believes she has quite a choice of medical personal and she thinks likewise re the legal profession. Both assume the other cheats. On top of that Kevin resents the move to New England to foster her career and the time she spends at the hospital. --- On a drive home during a snowstorm, Peyton is in a near fatal accident that everyone blames on the weather except her she believes the other driver tried to kill her by forcing her vehicle into icy Jamaica Pond. Kevin especially scorns what he insists is her delusions before turning to a former lover but soon after they begin their tryst, she is killed. BPD arrests the married couple who are on trial while in the background waits a stalker who believes he receives messages to kill from sexy professionals like Peyton. --- Although some of the twists seem implausible, the author lives up to the first syllable of his surname as LIVING WITH STRANGERS grips readers from the moment Rudy the stalker surfaces and never slows down until the final life and death altercation. The fast-paced story line is fun to follow as the soap opera quartet (the married couple, the other woman and the stalker) merge into a fun thriller. Even without Jack Swyteck, readers know that Mr. Grippando writes a fine stand alone family drama crime caper. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is ANOTHER great book by an amazing author. He just keeps getting better. This book has a thrilling story line with lots of twists.. I totally enjoyed it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It wasn't bad, just not as good as his others. It seems like he could not figure out how to end it, so he just did...abruptly. We really got no insight at all about the 'bad guy.'
Ocilla More than 1 year ago
Apparently I am the only reviewer who disliked this book. I have read several of Grippando’s books and have enjoyed them all. However I cannot put Lying With Strangers in this category. I quickly tired of all the distrust between husband and wife. It seemed to go on forever and the only reason I can figure is to simply add pages to a novel. The constant barrage of this subject made the book tiresome and disgusting. I would not recommend it to anyone. It will also be a long while before I read another one of his books.